Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era conservation movement / Susan Rimby.

By: Rimby, SusanMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2012]Description: 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780271061504; 0271061502; 9780271059228; 0271059222; 0271061510; 9780271061511Subject(s): Women conservationists -- Pennsylvania -- Biography | Conservationists -- Pennsylvania -- Biography | Nature conservation -- Pennsylvania -- History | Forest conservation -- Pennsylvania -- History | Progressivism (United States politics) | Social reformers -- Pennsylvania -- Biography | Civic improvement -- Pennsylvania -- History | Public health -- Pennsylvania -- History | Women -- Suffrage -- Pennsylvania -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era conservation movement.DDC classification: 363.70092 LOC classification: QH31.D59 | R56 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: Dock, Progressive Era Conservation, and Why It Matters -- A Reformer Grows in Dauphin County -- From Harrisburg to Uhlingen -- The City Beautiful -- "More for Forests" -- "Better Housekeeping Out of Doors" -- "This Has Driven Women into Suffrage" -- An Active Retirement -- Conclusion: Dock's Legacy and Significance -- Epilogue: From Pine Grove Furnace to Wildwood Lake; And Beyond.
Summary: "Examines the life of Mira Lloyd Dock, a Pennsylvania conservationist and Progressive Era reformer. Explores a broad range of Dock's work, including forestry, municipal improvement, public health, and woman suffrage"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Examines the life of Mira Lloyd Dock, a Pennsylvania conservationist and Progressive Era reformer. Explores a broad range of Dock's work, including forestry, municipal improvement, public health, and woman suffrage"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index.

Introduction: Dock, Progressive Era Conservation, and Why It Matters -- A Reformer Grows in Dauphin County -- From Harrisburg to Uhlingen -- The City Beautiful -- "More for Forests" -- "Better Housekeeping Out of Doors" -- "This Has Driven Women into Suffrage" -- An Active Retirement -- Conclusion: Dock's Legacy and Significance -- Epilogue: From Pine Grove Furnace to Wildwood Lake; And Beyond.

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Rimby (Shippensburg Univ.) thoroughly examines Dock's pivotal role at the intersection of women's rights, the conservation movement, and the Progressive Era. The author explores Dock's family background and trips to the western US, which inspired her love of the outdoors, as well as her early experiences as a public lecturer on botany. After a revelatory tour of the Black Forest in Germany, Dock (1853-1945) focused her considerable energy on forest conservation, eventually becoming the first woman to serve on a public forestry commission. The latter half of Rimby's work describes Dock's role on the Pennsylvania Forest Commission and the way in which she drew in women's clubs to the larger conservation movement. The civic improvements she championed as a part of the City Beautiful movement illustrate how she sought to connect women and children to what she saw as the value of nature. In addition, Dock advocated for women's suffrage as well as women's education and a more visible role for professional women in their communities. An extensive section of notes supports the text. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional library collections. J. J. Arnold Central Piedmont Community College

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Susan Rimby is Professor of History at Shippensburg University.

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